Wisconsin Assembly backs bill against Indian mascots
Public schools that use offensive Indian mascots, nicknames and imagery face fines under a bill passed by the Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday.

The bill sets up a process for people to complain about mascots. A school board can be fined if the usage is found to be discriminatory.

The bill contains an exception for tribes that approve the use of their names as mascots.

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Assembly Passes Indian Mascot Punishment Bill (KTAQ 2/26)
Wis. Assembly cracks down on Indian logos (The Rhinelander Daily News 2/26)
Assembly gets tough on Indian logos (AP 2/26)

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Eugene Kane: 'Avatar' adds dimension to mascot issue (The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 2/25)

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